Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Milk Chocolate M&M's

Halloween on a school night is so stressful to me, I'm not sure why.  Maybe it is the mad dash to get home after work, make dinner, clean up dinner, get everyone dressed and head out the door.  However, I need to remember to take in every moment because I miss those day when the boys dressed in cute costumes I got to pick out, instead of scary Zoombies. 

For about the first three years Ryan went trick or treating he would only take plain M&M's, anyone without out M&M's got a polite "no thank you".
God, I love that kid.

Skull Halloween Party Foods

         This really creeped me out but what a cool party idea.   via

Happy Halloween!

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100_1670, a photo by tterry11558 on Flickr.

Past Fall Days

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100_1743, a photo by tterry11558 on Flickr.


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100_1659, a photo by tterry11558 on Flickr.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Mud Bowl

It was a sad day Saturday. Ethan lost his playoff game so football is over for the season. Good thing though because I will need a year to clean his football equipment.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

Is on its way and we don't even live by the ocean. I'm hoping for a day off to relax around the house.

Happy Hour

This Friday after work I decided to go to out for Happy Hour.  Some of my dearest friends are always asking me if I want to go out for a drink and the saddest thing is I never really want to go.  I just don't enjoy standing around listening to music that is way to loud.  Damn, I am getting old.  Also, trying to get to the bar for a drink is like trying to navigate a corn maze on a Saturday afternoon in Marilla. 

I really do love spending time with my friends.  I love sitting down with a nice glass of wine, great food and most importantly excellent conversation.  I think having dinner and drinks together is so much more intimate. 

I went to Happy Hour because I know I need to put myself out there more.  I wanted to force myself to be more social.  I have a tendency to prefer spending time with the kids or sitting at home by myself reading blogs and magazines or watching movies. 

I think my goal of being more social definitely has merit, I just think the bar scene isn't my way of getting there. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Living Their Dream

I love stories of people who follow their passion.  People who work hard to make their dreams come true.  There is just something about the process that I love to watch and learn from.    


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

More Lovely Hair Styles

My dream hair.

Hair Style Help

I need help with my hair desperately. I need some style. It has been way to long since I got my hair cut and I am hoping to get it cut and colored this weekend but I can't decide what will look good on me. I love these rich deep brown colors but my roots come in lighter and my grey shows to quickly if I try to go darker. Also, as I get older I think I look younger with shorter hair instead of longer but I'm not sure. It is so hard to pick out a style for my hair, which is thick and wavy, and my face which is round and full. Ugh... I need help. I want to feel stylish and cute so I need to pick one of these styles but which one?

Monday, October 22, 2012

Fall Plus Style- J Jill

Pure Jill textured boat-neck sweatermesa geo printed blouse

Women's Pantsauthentic fit boot-cut jeans

J Jill has one of the best plus size selection of clothes online and available through their catalog.  J Jill fits my style, easy, classic and comfortable.  I have been buying clothes from J Jill for quite along time now and they have always been sized pretty accurately.  The cut of their pants seems to fit my body perfectly.  I am tall and their pants, jeans and dress pants, are long enough for me.  Also, they have a nice selection of dresses and jackets.  J Jill can be expensive but the quality of the clothes is much better then some cheaper lines, plus they have great sales and clearance prices.  I wonder if I would look good in those colored jeans??  I love the mustard color but I am not sure they are the most flattering.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Fall Football

My Lately

Birthday cake, a real white spider in the yard on a leaf and Halloween decorations.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

West Elm/ Pottery Barn Halloween

West Elm plates.

Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn Skulls

Pottery Barn Mice
I so want these mice, they really creap me out because I have a very legitimate fear of mice. 

Pottery Barn

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Oprah Wisdom

"The universe is not interested in your struggles and your pain and your sorrow. It wants you to be joyful. We often struggle because we choose to swim upstream."

Read more:

I am trying to find my current, my flow. I'm tired of swimming upstream.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Mayer Brothers Cider Mill

Recently, I have enjoyed two treats from Mayer Brothers Cider Mill, thanks to my dear friend Roger, donuts and caramel apple pie. I am not really a donut person but these were so, so good. The apple cider donuts were moist, because they are made with their cider, and perfectly cakey. I prefer a cake donut.  The maple donuts had just the right amount of maple flavor, not overpowering.

The caramel apple pie is a must for Thanksgiving, but I think if I served it again I would drizzle more caramel over the individual pieces.

However, you must get there fast because the bakery and store are only open through Thanksgiving. I'm definitely heading back before they close for the season.
The Cider Mill Store will open this year from August 17th until Thanksgiving.

Hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

1540 Seneca Creek Rd
West Seneca, NY

Sunday, October 14, 2012


Friday, October 12, 2012

Fall in Two Countries

"In the entire circle of the year there are no days so delightful as those of a fine October, when the trees are bare to the mild heavens, and the red leaves bestrew the road, and you can feel the breath of winter, morning and evening -- no days so calm, so tenderly solemn, and with such a reverent meekness in the air."

-Alexander Smith

Happy Friday!

I hope you enjoy a lovely Fall dinner with family, friends and lots of baked pumpkin goodies.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fall Plus Style - ASOS

I have never bought anything from ASOS, nor do I understand their sizes but I am dying to get my hands on this Elbow Patch Cardigan for the Fall.  ASOS clothes seem to be way cooler and hip then me (did I just say hip).  They are young and fresh, which I really like.  Here are a few of my favorite items.

Image 3 of ASOS CURVE Elbow Patch CardiganImage 1 of ASOS CURVE Military Fit and Flare Coat
Image 1 of ASOS CURVE Oversized Hooded Parka

Image 1 of ASOS CURVE Exclusive Pussybow Shirt In Heart Print

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Homecoming and Goings

My oldest son, 14, had his first homecoming this weekend and it was bittersweet. I am so proud of the man he is becoming. Not only is he incredibly wise and responsible, he is extremely kind and caring.
However, something is happening, something is different ever since he started high school this Fall. It is like I can feel him maturing exponentially. I am beginning to realize that my time living under the same roof as my son is limited.
As much as I love watching who he is becoming, I really miss that sweet little boy who loved to sing and dance around the house. The little boy that would crawl into bed with us and talk nonstop.
It is amazing how quickly children grow and change. I need to make sure I am present and that I appreciate every moment of the next four years.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Handbag Lust- Dream vs Reality

I am going to Las Vegas in November, yippee!  I really need a vacation and Sin City is a great way to escape, great food, great shows and surprisingly good shopping.  However, I definitely need a new bag and if money was no object one of these dream bags would be on my arm.  
               $1890.00                                       $1290.00

             $1490.00                               $750.00


But.....since I don't have unlimited funds I was trying to narrow it down to something more realistic.  I need something big enough to hold my iPad and all my other travel necessities.

Image of Packet in Dark Espresso

The Transport Tote